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blue·bird

 (blo͞o′bûrd′)
n.
Any of several North American songbirds of the genus Sialia, having blue plumage and usually a rust-colored breast in the male.
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bluebird

(ˈbluːˌbɜːd)
n
1. (Animals) any North American songbird of the genus Sialia, having a blue or partly blue plumage: subfamily Turdinae (thrushes)
2. (Animals) fairy bluebird any songbird of the genus Irena, of S and SE Asia, having a blue-and-black plumage: family Irenidae
3. (Animals) any of various other birds having a blue plumage
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blue•bird

(ˈbluˌbɜrd)

n.
any of several North American songbirds of the genus Sialia, of the thrush family, the male of which is predominantly blue.
[1680–90]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bluebird - fruit-eating mostly brilliant blue songbird of the East Indiesbluebird - fruit-eating mostly brilliant blue songbird of the East Indies
oscine, oscine bird - passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
genus Irena, Irena - type genus of the Irenidae: fairy bluebirds
2.bluebird - blue North American songbird
thrush - songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
genus Sialia, Sialia - North American bluebirds
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Translations

bluebird

[ˈbluːbɜːd] Npájaro m azul, azulejo m (de América)
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bluebird

[ˈbluːˌbɜːd] nuccello azzurro
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Experiments show that female western bluebirds (Sialia mexicana) harassed by other species competing for nesting cavities tend to lay eggs with abundant testosterone.
Hall believed the nest inside belonged to a tree swallow, a common native species known to take up the bluebirds' prime real estate.
Eastern bluebirds (Sialia sialis) are small thrushes that actively nest in and defend constructed nest-boxes and secondary cavities (Gowaty and Plissner, 1998).
DAYS before, the Bluebirds had come perilously close to losing their perfect home record as they struck late to beat Watford.
Here, we describe the decline of eastern bluebirds in one portion of the Ohio River valley region (central Kentucky) using state and local population estimates from Christmas Bird Count (CBC) and Breeding gird Survey (BBS) data.
"THE TIME OF THE NESTING OF BIRDS HAS COME," and perhaps no other bird is as symbolic of spring, with all of its promise and renewal, as the bluebird. The Eastern Bluebird is the vibrant blue of a cloudless sky, sings a melodious song, and it is in the springtime that bluebirds begin to nest and sing in earnest, signifying that home and hearth are best, and as long as bluebirds sing, all is right with the world.